District 6 Small Business Program

Events

  • Free Small Business State and Federal Workshops

    Learn how to make your way through the procurement processes and compete effectively for your share of the Federal, State and HSR contracting opportunities. Caltrans representative will provide information on how the State of California contracting programs work. A representative from High Speed Rail will discuss contracting with HSR. There will be an overview of SBA’s various contracting programs including the 8(a) Program and HUBZone Program along with contracting information for women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program will also be discussed at the workshop.

    Location: U. S. Small Business Administration
    801 R Street, Suite 201, 2nd Floor
    Fresno, California 93721

    Dates:

    Thursday, October 20, 2016
    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Thursday, December 16, 2016
    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Reservations are required as seating is limited.  To make a reservation, contact William Hori at (559) 487-5791 ext. 2701 or at fresno@sba.gov

    Free parking is available on R Street.

Get Certified

Here are some links to assist your company in becoming certified to do business with the State of California as a SBE, DVBE, or DBE.

Caltrans goal is to exceed the 25% mandate for utilization of certified small businesses, and 5% with Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBE) for all contracting and purchases.

Small Business Certification

Small Business Certification

  1. Must be independently owned and operated;
  2. Can not be dominant in its field of operations;
  3. Must have its principal office located in California;
  4. Must have its owners (or officers in the case of a corporation) domiciled in California; and
  5. Together with your affiliates, be either:
    • A business with 100 or fewer employees, and an average annual gross receipts of $14 million or less over the previous three tax years, or
    • A manufacturer with 100 or fewer employees.

Technical Assistance

Interactive Small Business Resource Map: http://california.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=f69828845dc94cbfbcb380597792e177
This is a resource for finding a local SBA office, SBDC office or a Financial Lending Development Corps office. Also, the map provides locations of Enterprise Zones.

U.S. Small Business Administration
801 R Street, Suite 201, 2nd Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 487-5791
http://www.sba.gov/

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Small Business Contact Information

Morris Caudle, District 6 Small Business Liaison
Email: Morris.J.Caudle@dot.ca.gov
Telephone: (559) 444-2585
Fax: (559) 445-5828


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